Polish painter Adam Marczyński received an Honorable Mention at the 1948 London Olympics in the Art Competitions in the category Graphic Arts for his work Set of 8 Ink sketches of athletes. After World War II he belonged to the most important abstract painting group in Poland.
Marczyński studied in Krakow and traveled several times in the 1930s to Paris. He painted mainly landscapes, portraits and still lifes, in the styles of Cubism and Coloration. He also painted geometric figure compositions, interiors, landscapes; and eventually changed to abstract works and the creation of image-objects, relief systems, assemblages, and spatial compositions. From 1945-79 he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.